About the IEEE Information Theory Society

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General information about the society, Claude Shannon, how to become a member, and our code of ethics.

The Mission of the Information Theory Society

Our Vision is to be the pre-eminent community developing the mathematical underpinnings of information technology for the benefit of humanity.

Our Mission is to support the open exchange of ideas in information theory, broadly construed, through publications, communications, meetings, outreach, education, mentoring, and recognition of excellence.

Information Theory encompasses the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process. It specifically encompasses theoretical and certain applied aspects of coding, communications and communications networks, complexity and cryptography, detection and estimation, learning, Shannon Theory, and stochastic processes.

Claude Shannon was an American mathematician and computer scientist who conceived and laid the foundations for information theory. His theories laid the groundwork for the electronic communications networks that now lace the earth.

There are many benefits to joining IEEE becoming a member, including access to IEEExplore, discounted rates for conferences, and networking opportunities.

Code of Conduct and Ethics

The following statement reaffirms the Society's commitment to the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy.

IEEE members are committed to the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical and professional conduct. The IEEE Information Theory Society reaffirms its commitment to an environment free of discrimination and harassment as stated in the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy. In particular, as stated in the IEEE Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct, members of the society will not engage in harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, or bullying behavior, nor discriminate against any person because of characteristics protected by law. In addition, society members will not retaliate against any IEEE member, employee or other person who reports an act of misconduct, or who reports any violation of the IEEE Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct.